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Question: In general, which in the following list is most important to you in describing who you are?
Choices: "Your current or previous occupation (or being a homemaker)" "Your race/ethnic background" "Your gender (that is, being a man/woman)" "Your age group (that is, Young, Middle Age, Old)" "Your religion (or being agnostic or atheist)" "Your preferred political party, group, or movement"? "Your nationality" "Your family or marital status (that is, son/daughter, mother/father, grandfather/grandmother, husband/wife, widower/widow, not married, or other similar)" "Your social class (that is upper, middle, lower, working, or similar categories)" "The part of country that you live in"
Data: % of "Your religion (or being agnostic or atheist)"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 United States11.0%
2 Canada5.9%
3 Australia4.8%
4 France4.7%
5 Republic of Korea 4.4%
6 Germany3.2%
7 United Kingdom3.0%
8 Sweden2.3%
9 Japan1.7%

Note
Others/ Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2003

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 2.398775 X +6.643
Correlation coefficient (r)0.146
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.021

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 234235.979434 X +40647.028
Correlation coefficient (r)0.572
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.327

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -58.600131 X +84.514
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.776
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.602

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 1.476262 X +1.419
Correlation coefficient (r)0.145
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.021

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 38.556009 X +10.096
Correlation coefficient (r)0.255
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.065